Yeah, the basic bow is anything but "basic"! Definately try those instructions for the perky loops; they made it so much easier for me. Now my bows almost look right!
(I constantly have trouble getting things even, but other than that, they at least look the way they are supposed to-just one loops longer than others sometimes
- with those instructions.) But I know how you feel; I get very frustrated too sometimes-especially when I spend a long time on something. But no day is wasted. This day of trying is practice and will make you better!